Casting has been announced for Broadway’s upcoming adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s seminal novel The Outsiders.
Here’s the official description:
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1967, the hardened hearts and aching souls of Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade and their chosen family of ‘outsiders’ are in a fight for survival and a quest for purpose in a world that may never accept them. A story of the bonds that brothers share and the hopes we all hold on to, this gripping new musical reinvigorates the timeless tale of ‘haves and have nots’, of protecting what’s yours and fighting for what could be.
Released in 1967, Hinton’s novel was later adapted into a film in 1983 by Francis Ford Coppola and starred the likes of Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio and Diane Lane.
Broadway’s adaptation of The Outsiders will see Brody Grant makes his Broadway debut in the role of Ponyboy and Sky Lakota-Lynch returns to Broadway in the role of Johnny. Both Brent Comer and Jason Schmidt makes their Broadway debut in the respective roles of Darrel and Sodapop.
The Outsiders features a book by Adam Rapp with Justin Levine, music and lyrics by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay & Zach Chance). Justin Levine, music supervision, arrangements & orchestra.
Previews begin Saturday, March 16, 2024, ahead of a Thursday, April 11, 2024, opening night at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street).